Snowbound with Her Mountain Cowboy

SNOWBOUND WITH HER MOUNTAIN COWBOY by Patricia Johns

Published November 30th 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming

About the Book: A lost memory could mean a second chance! Mountain resort owner Angelina Cunningham has her hands full with a massive winter storm. Which is exactly when her ex-husband arrives, injured and suffering temporary amnesia. Ben King has always been her weakness. Though he doesn’t remember her, he’s still as charming and sweet as ever, and Angelina is falling for him all over again. But can their rekindled love outlast the storm and the return of their past mistakes?


Snowbound with Her Mountain Cowboy

4 Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

This is a true second chance romance story. Angelina Cunningham and Ben King married years before, with Ben keeping the identity of his family under wraps. Angelina was a naive young woman who was swept off her feet by the dashing man she met on vacation and after only two weeks the married. When Ben takes her home to meet his family they are far from accepting. She is treated as a second class person, with Ben’s grandfather calling her a gold digger. The marriage lasts less than a year before they divorce. They still love one another, but Ben has chosen his family over Angelina. In her divorce settlement, she is given a rundown lodge and the property it sits on. Angelina turns it into a sought after place to stay. She is happy and has moved on with her life, or has she. When a terrible storm hits the area, Ben comes knocking at the resort doors. He was in an accident not far away and has a head injury, bringing on temporary amnesia. He only knows that he was drawn to the resort. As they spend time together, with Ben gradually getting his memory back, they remember the feelings they once had for one another.

I enjoyed this story. Reading about Ben and Angelina getting to know one another again, was sweet. She wanted to resist, but those feelings were still buried inside her. Ben’s family are a piece of work. They try to pretend they care about others, but then do whatever they need to do to get what they want. I enjoyed learning about Angelina’s growth and development to the point that she is able to stand up to the King family. This is a sweet, happily ever after story that would be a perfect read by a fire on a cold day.

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Excerpt From Snowbound With Her Mountain Cowboy

“Angelina,” he said. “I sense there are some hard feelings between us. I mean, I don’t remember it, but you seem…uncomfortable with me.” “It’s fine,” she said with a shake of her head. “What did I do?” he asked. “Because I’m looking at you, and I see a beautiful, successful woman I’d be proud to be with. So…what happened with us?” Her green gaze flicked over to meet his. “Your family happened.” What had his father said? And perhaps expect some jealousy toward our family. “What did they do?” he asked. “They hated me.” She said it so matter-of-factly, with no emotion behind it. “I find that hard to believe…” He smiled, hoping that she’d soften her stance there. “For what?” “For being beneath the quality standard they set for you,” she said. “They wanted you to marry someone who came from a family equally well situated. I’m just a regular woman.” “Not so regular…” She’d achieved an awful lot to consider herself ordinary. And look at her! She drew every eye in a room. “You’d be surprised.” She didn’t return his smile, and her gaze didn’t waver. This wasn’t a joke. He was inclined to believe her. “So my family hated you, and we broke up?” he asked hesitantly. “I got tired of trying to prove myself,” she said. “And I think you got tired of fighting for us. A man’s family is a part of him, Ben. Remember them or not, they formed you. They raised you. Their DNA flows through you. And I wasn’t acceptable.” Ben felt her words spinning through his mind like that blinding snow outside. His family had been the cause of their divorce? Was that why his father had given him that warning—he saw Angelina as a threat? “Why did I come here?” he asked. Angelina shook her head. “I have no idea.” “We didn’t have plans to…talk?” he asked. “Because I don’t know why else I’d be driving this way. Do I know anyone else here or have any business to take care of?” Angelina shrugged. “I wouldn’t know. I’m not a part of your life.” “But you said we talked sometimes,” he said. “We did,” she said. “Maybe I wanted to talk again. You said we broke up? Maybe that was weighing on me.” “Maybe.” She met his gaze. “I wouldn’t know, would I?” She was silent for a moment. “We always have held on to some feelings for each other. I won’t deny that. I think you regretted how things ended with us. But we aren’t friends. You can’t feel the way we did for each other, go through that kind of heartbreak and be friends afterward. It doesn’t work.” No, he could see that. Knowing next to nothing about her, he’d felt drawn to this woman. And even now, knowing that nothing had worked between them, he still found himself wanting to keep her close. “But I came here,” he said. “With a storm at my back, no less. That has to mean something. I feel absolutely certain that I was trying to reach…this place.” As she looked at him, he could see that her resistance was up. She didn’t have his answers, and maybe he was asking too much of her to expect her to know why he’d come out here. “Do you want me to have your clothes laundered tonight, or do you want to have them dry-cleaned?” she asked. Right. She was backing away from the personal. “I—” He shook his head. “I have no idea. Let’s try and wash them, I guess.” She smiled faintly. “You were particular about your shirts. I should warn you.” He thought about it for a moment. “I’m not right now. I wouldn’t mind having my own clothes back. Let’s see how it goes.” “All right.” She turned toward the door. He wanted to stop her, ask her more questions, convince her to stay awhile, but he could sense that wouldn’t be appropriate. Whatever they’d been, it was well in the past. “Good night,” he called after her. “Good night, Ben.” Her voice was soft, cutting off when the door shut behind her.

Patricia Johns

About PATRICIA JOHNS: Patricia Johns is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of sweet romance. You’ll normally find her hunched over her computer, hammering out her newest story. She has her Honors BA in English Literature and writes for both Harlequin and Kensington books. She lives with her husband and son in Alberta, Canada, where the winters are long and cold, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She loves prairie skies and time with her family. When she’s not writing, she’s normally whipping up delicious gluten-free meals for her family, baking, knitting, or obsessing over dollhouse miniatures that have become a real passion for her.

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